TECH WINS: TripleBlind raises $24M | Tulsa establishes cyber skills lab | KY broadband

IT is the backbone of all innovation. In this weekly feature, we share a variety of announcements covering IT-driven business advancement between the coasts.

  • KENTUCKY—The FCC is authorizing $554,150,641 million in its third round of funding for new broadband deployments through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, including initiatives in Kentucky. Together with two prior funding wave announcements, the commission has now announced over $1 billion in funding to winning bidders for new deployments.
  • TULSA, OK—Cybersecurity specifically accounts for 12.5% of all tech job postings in Tulsa over the past five years, and demand in Tulsa could grow as much as 38% in the next five years. Tulsa Innovation Labs has taken the first step towards establishing a Cyber & Analytics Skills Center (CAC), in partnership with Tulsa Community College and Oklahoma State University.
  • INDIANA—In less than three years, Indiana tech companies have raised more than $1 billion dollars. TechPoint’s review of 2021’s third quarter shows no letting up on the record pace in capital raises that began late last year.